Archives for August, 2010

  1. Discovery Education and Miami-Dade County Public Schools

    Students and teachers from across Maimi-Dade County Public Schools celebrated the partnership between Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Discovery Education on Monday, August 16, 2010 at the Biscayne Bay Nature Center.  The day began with a welcome from Miami-Dade County Superintendent Alberto Carvahlo who introduced Philippe Cousteau who talked to the students about their role […]

  2. Canadian Author Don Tapscott

    EdTechConnect with bestselling author, Don Tapscott Monday, September 20th 12:00 PM ET Bestselling author, Don Tapscott, adjunct Professor of Management at the University of Toronto, hosts another Webinar, September 20th, where he will discuss MacroWikinomics, its impact on the world of education and the implications it holds for the future. MacroWikinomics: Rebooting Business and the […]

  3. Are You a STAR?

    Are you getting the most out of your DEN experience?  The best way to truly enjoy the benefits of membership is to become a STAR DEN member.  The process is easy and probably something you are already doing.  If you are wondering what is required to become a STAR or maintain your STAR status, read […]

  4. Welcome New DEN STARs!

    Please welcome these new DEN STARs:Tom Angelo, KSIgnacio Arcas, HIAmanda Archer, TXJeremy Badiner, MIChristina Baker, PABeth Belcher, TXRebecca Belleau, MEHeather Bothe, TXLaura Bridge, VABeth Burau, TXLaurie Cassie, British ColumbiaNadine Clark, MITonya Coffey, VAMonica Connelly, TXNatasha Crissey-Akil, FLDave Daniel, AKCindy Denny, AKChristina Domingo, TXBrian Dorton, TXAnn Erickson, TNKimberly Forbes, NCRenee Fruge, LAAmy Gentile-Cantone, NHKim Gibson, ARSusan […]

  5. Summer Bliss

    Most of you are just about ready to start school (if you haven’t already). And, as the days are obviously getting shorter,  I bet all of you are reflecting (mourning?) as much on another quickly passed summer as you are planning for this school year. Though I’m “retired,” I’m no different. On Monday I’m off […]

  6. Staples Teacher Appreciation Day

    Thank you to all of the teachers that stopped by the Discovery Education booth at the Staples Teacher Appreciation Event in Vernon.  There were teachers lined outside the door at 8:30 before the store opened at 9:00.  It was so exciting talking to educators about how we use Discovery Education in our district and our […]

  7. Discovery Summer School Webinar Archives

    Great News!  The first two webinar series from the Discovery “Summer School” are now archived and available.  Digital Storytelling and Developing a Professional Learning Network are ready for your review.  So … if you are like me and wanted to participate … but just couldn’t, here’s your chance.  Thank you Porter Palmer for this post […]

  8. DEN Summer School Webinars

    Hey! The first two weeks of DEN Summer School sessions have been archived and are available. There are two easy ways to find them. You can click on the Summer School 2010 tab on the DEN blog. OR you can click on the category Webinar Archives to see all of the archives even from webinars that aren’t part of […]

  9. New Year New Star

    As we kick-off the 2010-2011 school year the Kansas Leadership Council will be looking to highlight KS DEN STAR members new and old.  We start of this year asking that you please welcome Tom Angelo to the Kansas Discovery Educators Network “STAR” family.  Keep checking back for new postings as we look to host events […]

  10. Expand Your PLN via Twitter

    Gina Hartman has developed a wiki, Twitter4TeachersWiki, that lists people based on teaching content area or teaching level.  This is an easy way to find teachers with similar interests so that you can follow them on Twitter.  You can also add your Twitter name to the list with your interests to help people find you […]

  11. Launch & Lift Off

     Discovery Stars gather in Auburn at 5:30am to watch and photograph the balloons launch on the first day of the Great Falls Ballon Festival. Following the launch breakfast was a treat which was then followed by Discovery workshop to prepare for the start of the new year.

  12. If you build it they will come…

         Many of you are probably thinking of that famous movie with Kevin Costner, but after thoughts of building a technology conference for teachers, many teachers came from all over the area.  What started as an idea after viewing a session at the PETE and C conference in Hershey two years  ago, has become an […]

  13. August 21st Reminder: Staples Appreciation Day

    Connecticut Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Leadership Council members will be at the Vernon and Wallingford Staples stores in CT on their Teacher Appreciation Day from 9 AM to 11AM. We will be there to inform teachers about Discovery Education services and the DEN STAR programs. The Vernon store is located at 35 Talcottville Road and […]

  14. TED – Ideas Worth Spreading

    Do you like to watch videos?  Do you need a video for a PD that you’re planning?  Do you want to feel inspired?  Then you have to check out TED at  According to their Web site, “TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference […]

  15. Become a STAR Discovery Educator

    The Discovery Educator Network (DEN) is a global community of educators passionate about teaching, sharing resources, collaborating, and networking. With over 125,000 members providing professional development to over 600,000 educators worldwide, the DEN connects teachers both on-line and in-person. Discovery Educators have exclusive access to a wide range of resources, professional development activities, networking opportunities, […]

  16. Call for proposals- ICE 2011

                    Every February in Saint Charles, Illinois groups of dedicated teachers come together to explore ideas and tools related to technology. February seems like forever from now. We all know how quickly time flies when we are having fun! Most importantly the ICE Conference Committee is hard at work to bring you the best program […]

  17. Social Side of Bookmarking

    Last May, Steve Dembo (@teach42 on Twitter), from Discovery Education, asked if I would be interested in participating in their Summer School 2010 webinar series.  It did not take me long, maybe 30 seconds, to agree on presenting as part of the PLN Week.  Steve asked if I would discuss Social Bookmarking (Social Bookmarking in Plain […]